In 1986, he and Sawao formed The Coin Locker Babies with Koji as the bass player, but Sawao later went on to form The Pillows. He was also temporarily the bass player for the band Ash. In 1991 he became the guitarist of The Chewinggum Weekend. The band lasted for 9 years and released 2 albums and 7 singles until breaking up in 1999 due to disagreements between Koji and vocalist, Takashi Hashimoto.
Since then Koji went on to perform as a solo artist under the name HERMIT. He joined Sawao Yamanaka's record label, Delicious, and his songs were featured on several compilation albums. Koji released his own album, Frequence Eater, in 2003. His most recent work is a 2008 released single, Evil My Plan / Demon Tracks vol.
1. Since then, his activities have slowed due to his declining health. Koji has struggled with a fatal disease since a young age. He was even committed to a psychiatric hospital at age 21.
Nowadays he is regularly going in and out of the hospital for treatment. There has been no word from him since 2009. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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